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Latest CBB News > Archives > Nov. 17, 2006
Nov. 17, 2006

COUNCIL APRROVES 2007-09 PROJECT FUNDING DECISION DOCUMENT
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday put the cap on its 2007-2009 recommendation process with a final decision document that details how and why it made its decisions on specific fish and wildlife project funding and programmatic issues. Read More...  

CORPS HOLDS FOUR-DAY ANADROMOUS FISH RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
Sea lions were, for the most part, undeterred in their pursuit of salmon in the waters below Bonneville Dam this past spring and early summer despite efforts of biologists, and noise-making devices to shoo the large marine mammals away. Read More...  

PNNL LAUNCHES NEW PROCESS FOR FCRPS FISH IMPACT ANALYSES
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
Now up and running is a new peer-reviewed process for technical analysis regarding impacts of Federal Columbia River Power System operations upon salmon, steelhead and resident fish. Read More...  

BPA’S 2006 ANNUAL REPORT SHOWS AGENCY’S FINANCIAL HEALTH
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration’s 2006 annual report shows that the agency earned record-setting modified net revenues and reduced its wholesale power rates for 2007 to many of its customers. Read More...  

COUNCIL OKS ONE-YEAR FUNDING FOR ONGOING SURVIVAL STUDY
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
The so-called Comparative Survival Study this week earned partial funding for fiscal year 2007, enough to prepare a "retrospective" report describing the 10-year-old project's methods and results and to outfit some 240,000 juvenile salmon with PIT tags so their survival can be tracked. Read More...  

REPORT EYES COLUMBIA RIVER WATER SUPPLIES, FUTURE DEMANDS
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
A new report from the Washington Department of Ecology takes an initial look at how water from the Columbia River is being distributed now and how much water might be needed to support the region in the future. Read More...  

COUNCIL HASHES OUT COORDINATION FUNDING FOR CBFWA, TRIBES
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
A $2.5 million funding package has been recommended for five entities' "coordination" activities over the next year while they and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council work to better define what that term means. Read More...  

GROUPS’ LOWER SNAKE DAM-BREACHING REPORT ELICITS RESPONSES
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
Conservation and environmental groups this week continued their call for the breaching of four federal dams on the lower Snake River, citing a staff-produced report that claims such action would provide net biological benefits for salmon and economic gains for residents of the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

FERC ISSUES NEW LICENSE FOR LAKE CHELAN HYDRO PROJECT
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
A new 50-year license for Chelan County PUD to continue operating the Lake Chelan Hydroelectric Project has been issued. Read More...  

CRITFC LAUNCHES BLOG AS PART OF CELIO LEGACY PROJECT
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 (PST)
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission this week unveiled a new online blog as part of its Celilo Legacy project.

The blog will serve as a clearinghouse for public discourse, information, events, activities, and memorials in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the inundation of Celilo Falls on March 10, 1957.
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